Reeves Community Center is part of a municipal parks and recreation department. RCC has been in existence since 1951. Mount Airy Parks and Recreation has 18 fulltime employees with 8 of those being in the grounds maintenance division. Funding for Parks and Recreation is provided through participation packages, program fees, City of Mt. Airy, and many individual and corporate donors.
There have been several milestones throughout
the history of Reeves. In 1984, Reeves successfully raised over $1,000,000 to
renovate the entire facility. In 1995, Reeves raised $450,000 to complete a 45'
x 75' state of the art indoor pool. In 1996, Reeves again renovated the
facilities to incorporate four new classrooms and a 5,000 square foot
multipurpose area. In 2005, Reeves Community Center was incorporated to develop
Mount Airy’s first Parks and Recreation Department. Today it continues to serve
as the departmental headquarters for the following 5 divisions that make Parks
and Recreation: administration, athletics, family services, aquatics, health
and wellness, grounds and cemetery maintenance. With all this growth and
support, Mount Airy Parks and Recreation continues to be the largest and most
diversified department in Surry County.